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1. Northern MN oil pipeline
The Canadian oil company, Enbridge, wants to build a pipeline from Canada to Superior, WI. The line that is already in place was built in 1968, and the more modern pipeline would carry more oil; meaning it could leak more oil. While the environmental impacts have been considered for this line, the same cannot be said about how this will affect American Indian lands. “Many at the committee hearing told lawmakers that allowing construction of the pipeline could produce protests like occurred a couple of years ago at Standing Rock Indian Reservation in south central North Dakota.” Governor Dayton has said he opposes this bill. Let him know how you feel about this, along with your local representatives.
2. GOP bill toughening protest penalties
Time to call your local representatives and the Governor’s office. “The House Public Safety committee advanced the Republican-backed bill Wednesday over objections from Democrats and civil rights groups. Republicans argue the bill would help prevent damages to public infrastructure and hold groups who encourage people to break the law accountable. But critics say the bill could chill protests.”
3. The United States Congress is on spring break this week so it’s a perfect time to focus on what’s happening at Minnesota’s Capitol.
For a complete list of bills, check out Watch Your Reps MN. (https://mailchi.mp/3622d6b7748e/watchyourrepsmn-action-alert-thursday-update)
Check out this student led organization dedicated to making sensible gun legislation. Wow! These kids are great.
Be sure to “Like” them on Facebook as well. https://www.facebook.com/NeverAgainMN/
Sites to Check:
CD2Action https://cd2action.com/, @CD2action
MN02 Congress Watch http://mn02congresswatch.org/
League of Women Voters MN https://lwvmn.org/
Dates to Remember
Tax Day Rally at the Capitol,
On Sunday, April 15th join fellow Minnesotans in protesting tax laws that benefit the richest Americans at the expense of the poor and working classes. Let’s get together and tell our government that we want them make laws the benefit the majority, not just their pocketbooks and election campaigns.
Look here for more information: https://www.taxrallymn2018.org/
April 20th #NationalSchoolWalkout
Find an event in your area http://act.indivisible.org/event/national-school-walkout/
Smith (202) 224-5641
House of Representative switchboard: (202) 224-3121
MN Legislators: https://www.leg.state.mn.us/leg/legislators
Governor Dayton- https://mn.gov/governor/contact-us/